Synonyms of manipulate in English:

manipulate

verb

  • 1 he manipulated some knobs and levers
    operate, work;
    turn, pull
  • 2 she manipulated the muscles of his back
    massage, rub, knead, feel, palpate
  • 3 the government tried to manipulate the situation
    control, influence, use/turn to one's advantage, exploit, maneuver, engineer, steer, direct, gerrymander;
    twist someone around one's little finger
  • 4 they accused him of manipulating the data
    falsify, rig, distort, alter, change, doctor, massage, juggle, tamper with, tinker with, interfere with, misrepresent
    informal cook, fiddle with
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